The stove was not installed so I was able to get a good look at both sides of the bypass and this was my main concern. When I first tried to move the bypass handle it was stuck. After a good amount of force and pushing up bypass door I broke it free. After I got it free there was a good amount of binding in the handle and took a lot of force to move it. The new stove I looked at a dealer the handle moved freely. Is this normal once the stove is used? Also, the gasket around the bypass is this suppose to be a rope gasket like around the door? The gasket was completely flat and all but gone. Is this the right gasket? I did not even make a offer on the stove because of these things. Did I make the right move?